Obama threatens Syria with U.S. military action if Assad regime crosses ‘RED LINE’ by using chemical weapons By Associated Press Reporter Published: 05:46 GMT, 21 August 2012 | Updated: 10:21 GMT, 21 August 2012 e-mail 76 View Line in the sand: President Obama said his administration would rethink its opposition to military action in Syria if chemical or biological weapons are used in the civil war President Barack Obama said on Monday that his administration would rethink its opposition to military intervention in the Syrian civil war if President Bashar Assad deploys weapons of mass destruction, calling such action a ‘red line’ for the U.S.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said the use of chemical or biological weapons would considerably widen a conflict that has already dragged on for a year-and-a-half and killed some 20,000 people, according to activists. Syria possesses extensive stockpiles of such weapons and has threatened to use them if the country comes under foreign attack.‘That’s an issue that doesn’t just concern Syria. It concerns our close allies in the region, including Israel. It concerns us,’ Obama said, also acknowledging the possibility that militant groups might acquire some of those weapons. ‘We cannot have a… Read full this story
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